Join us Saturday, February 17, 2018!

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Congratulations on your Early Action admission to Villanova University!

To celebrate your admission to Villanova, we would like to invite you and your family to attend Early Action Candidates’ Weekend on Friday, February 16, and Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Early Action Candidates’ Weekend is an ideal time for prospective Villanovans and their families to learn more about our community, academic programs, and campus activities.  You will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, students, administrators and staff; experience classes on Friday; tour research facilities; eat lunch in one of our award-winning dining halls; and explore our beautiful campus.

Every day, our students embark on remarkable adventures and transformative experiences.  We hope you will make Early Action Candidates' Weekend your first step in finding out what your Villanova story will be.

Click here to register for Early Action Candidates' Weekend

 

Tentative Schedule of Events - Saturday, February 17, 2018 (main event)

Tentative Schedule of Events - Friday, February 16, 2018 (for early arrivals)

Planning Your Visit

 

 

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Early Action Candidates' Day

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tentative Abbreviated Schedule of Events

Please note, this schedule is subject to change.
A final schedule will be shared with all registrants the week of the event.

General Schedule

8:45 a.m.
Doors Open and Check-In Begins
Entertainment provided by the Villanova Band
Jake Nevin Field House

10 a.m.
Welcome Presentation
Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD  President
Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD  Provost
Plus several current students!
Jake Nevin Field House

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
College Presentations, Open Houses, Campus Tours, Lunch
See more details to the right

1:30 - 4 p.m.
Student Activities Fair and Resource Row
Representatives from many of our student organizations will be available to answer questions and provide more information about student life at Villanova.

4 p.m.
Screening of Gold Mettle
Each fall, Villanova hosts one of the largest student-run Special Olympics competitions in the world as thousands of athletes, coaches and volunteers come together to celebrate and compete. Ten students from our Social Justice Documentary Film class followed two soccer teams for 15 weeks as they prepared for their ultimate goal of winning a gold medal at the Villanova Fall Festival.

5 - 5:30 p.m.
Campus Ministry Presentation

5:30 p.m.
Mass
Saint Thomas of Villanova Church

 

College-Specific Events

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
11 a.m. - Lunch
Academic Presentations and Campus Tours:
12 p.m. - Session A
1 p.m. - Session B
2 p.m. - Session C

Villanova School of Business
11 a.m. - Academic Presentations
12 p.m. - Lunch
1 p.m. - VSB Academic Info Fair & Presentations
2 p.m. - Campus Tours

College of Engineering
11 a.m. - Academic Presentation
12 p.m. - Engineering Departmental Tours & Presentations
1:30 p.m. - Lunch
2 p.m. - Campus Tours

Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
11 a.m. - Academic Presentations
12 p.m. - Lunch
1 p.m. - Nursing Academic Sessions
2 p.m. - Driscoll Hall and Campus Tours

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - for early arrivals

For those of you arriving early, we encourage you to join us on campus Friday!

Tentative Abbreviated Schedule of Events

Please note, this schedule is subject to change.
A final schedule will be shared with all registrants the week of the event.

Each college is offering admitted students the opportunity to observe classes today.  Specific times/opportunities that are available will be shown to you on the weekend registration form as you complete it.

10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m.
Student-Led Campus Tours
Depart from Austin Hall (please register in advance)

3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.
Veritas - Unitas - Caritas Panels
Select two panels that you would like to attend!
Veritas (Truth): hear from some of our faculty on what makes a Villanova education distinctive
Unitas (Unity): hear from some of our students about the vibrant Villanova community
Caritas (Love): hear more about Villanovans giving back and service opportunities

5 p.m.
Casual Dinner
Donahue Hall and Dougherty Hall

 

The following buildings and administrative offices will be open today:

  • Office of University Admission
  • Office of Financial Assistance
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Office for Undergraduate Students
  • Villanova School of Business, Clay Center
  • College of Engineering
  • Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
  • Campus Ministry
  • Career Center
  • Center for Access, Success & Achievement
  • Dining Services
  • Falvey Memorial Library
  • Health Professions Advising (Pre-Med)
  • Honors Program
  • Learning Support Services
  • Residence Life
  • Villanova University Bookstore

 

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Planning Your Visit

 

Villanova University is located 12 miles west of Center City Philadelphia in the heart of the historic Main Line. Located near the intersection of two major interstate highways, I-76 and I-476, Villanova's campus is easily accessible by car, commuter train, trolley, or bus. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is located 20 miles from campus.

Map Your Trip | Interactive Campus Map | Printable Campus and Parking Map

Parking and Directions

Complimentary parking will be available in the Ithan Garage I-1 (located just south of the Lancaster Ave / Ithan Ave intersection) and in Lot L-2 (turn at Saint Thomas Way), which are a short walk to all events.  Limited main campus parking is available for those displaying an ADA car tag. Additionally, the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line services campus directly via Villanova StationClick here for car and public transit directions to campus.

Accommodations

For your convenience, here is a list of hotels around the Villanova area.  Listings are provided as information only and do not imply endorsement from the University.

Several nearby hotels are offering discounted rooms for Villanova admitted students and their families for Early Action Candidates' Weekend:

The Inn at Villanova University
601 County Line Road, Radnor, PA 19087
The Inn is pleased to offer a 15% discount off the daily room rate for either a king or two queen beds.
To book, please contact Kathy Welsch, Director of Sales and Catering at 610-581-3141 or by email and mention you are coming to visit Villanova University. This special room rate will be available until February 5, 2018.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Plymouth Meeting
2055 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA  19462
Hilton is offering a rate of $107.00 per night for a room with either a king or two double beds.
Click here to book your stay with this discount. This special room rate will be available until January 18, 2018 or until the group block is sold-out.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Philadelphia-Plymouth Meeting
200 Lee Drive, Plymouth Meeting, PA  19462
Hilton is offering Villanova University visitors an 18% discount off the typical rates at this hotel.
Click here to book your stay with this discount

Philadelphia Marriott West
111 Crawford Ave, West Conshohocken, PA  19428
Marriott is offering a rate of $109.00 per night for a room with either a king or two full sized beds.
Click here to book your stay with this discount. This special room rate will be available until January 25, 2018 or until the group block is sold-out.